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Rebel with a Cause

Johnny Tri Nguyen talks MMA in Vietnam, his banned movie Chinatown and why he’s always the bad guy

Hearing Johnny Tri Nguyen talk about his grandfather, the “White Crane of Ca Mau,” so named for his long sleeved shirts to hide metal arm and shin […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Features, Sports|0 Comments
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Blazing Saddles

A crazy horse lady builds the city’s first equestrian center

For a self-proclaimed equestrian center and farm, Bach Ma is as weird as it gets. One, it doesn’t accept passing guests. Two, it has been around for the last six years, but is only known […]

By |October 15th, 2013|Features, Sports, Travel|0 Comments
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Martial Matters

A Brazilian form of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu comes to HCMC

SAIGON LUTA LIVRE sits in the last place anyone would expect to find a foreignowned martial art studio, in a four-by-12 apartment on the third floor of a decades-old Vietnamese building. The path that leads to […]

By |September 6th, 2013|Sports, Travel|0 Comments
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Hashing it Out

Saigon’s most bizarre and certainly most eclectic sport and social club

Text by Jonathan Rebours
Image by Wade Brackenbury

Created from a need by British officers to shake off the excesses of the weekend, hashing began in 1938 in Malaysia. Keeping the public […]

By |June 21st, 2013|Sports, Travel|0 Comments